Former Port Allen High football standouts Jestin Kelly and L. J. Parker helped Grambling defeat Jackson State 40-35 Saturday. Parker helped block a punt early in the game. Kelly scored the game-winning touchdown for his team’s first victory of the season.
Port Allen’s offensive stats almost matched those of neighboring rival Livonia, and neither team committed a turnover.
The Pelican offensive showing was relatively solid, but the difference came in the form of a star senior running back and an up-and-coming quarterback.
As the clock wound down on the 2014 BHS Homecoming game, players and fans alike stood heartbroken in disbelief as the Panthers lost to the Belle Chasse Cardinals 42 to 34.
*This article originally ran in our August 28 Kick-Off fall sports special section
For many athletes, the playing field is a venue where emotions they contain and control so well during their daily lives comes roaring out like a tornado – Port Allen Pelicans senior center Troy Latiolais lives this on a daily basis.